PETALING JAYA: Eight Malaysian universities have maintained their spots in the top 200 universities in Asia.
The universities ranked in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2020 are Universiti Malaya (UM); Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM); Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM); Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP); Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM); Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM); Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR).
The eighth edition of the rankings saw UPM and UKM move up 43 spots and 10 spots respectively.
UKM stands at 160th while UPM at 145th.
A total of 489 institutions were included in the survey, a 17% increase from 2019, THE said in a statement on Wednesday (June 3).
“With 78 institutions qualifying for the THE Asia University Rankings 2020 for the first time and a record 30 countries and regions represented, the competition across the region has never been greater,” it added.
UM ranked 43rd position, while UTAR was placed at 119th; UTP (124th); UTM (143rd); USM (156th) and UniMAP (165th).
This was the first time UniMAP made it into the rankings